UK Music aims to protect British music industry (but not from itself)


There’s a new sheriff in town. Here, the town is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the sheriff is UK Music, a group charged with stamping out piracy and promoting the interests of musicians and records labels. (Especially record labels.) The special thing about UK Music is that it’s a slurry of already-existing such groups: guys like the British Phonographic Industry and the Music Managers Forum. Like Voltron, these discreet groups have joined forces in the hopes of saving their allegedly dying industry. (Never mind why the industry is dying; just blame it all on piracy while ignoring things like this, which isn’t even original in its awfulness.)

Also known as, any chance we get to tease the music industry we will gladly take.